Non-Sparkly Party Dresses For The Holiday Season (& Beyond)

If sequins and glitter aren’t your thing.

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It’s no secret that for many, bling is a no-brainer for any holiday dressing. If you’re not a fan of sequins, glitter, or rhinestones, however, no worries: Ahead, you’ll find a medley of equally celebratory non-sparkly party dresses to try instead.@renttherunway
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Nana Jacqueline
Airina Dress in Red
Balletcore, the party edition. This waist-cinching silhouette has the perfect balance of sultry and romantic details.
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Aya Muse
Elm Dress
ICYMI, sheer dresses dominated both the streets and the red carpets of 2022. If you’ve yet to try out the trend, this sultry, see-through number is the perfect starting point.
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Magda Butrym
Ruched Velour Mini Dress
You can’t deny the sartorial power of a classic LBD look. For an anti-boring (and holiday-apropos) take on the timeless wardrobe staple, look no further than this cutout velour piece.
See On Moda Operandi
Cult Gaia
Raisa Gown in Amethyst
If the evidence from celebrity style style and the runway are any indication, cutout dresses are a trend that won’t quit. Lean into the look this holiday season with this slinky cascading gown.
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An unconventional made-to-order dress, like this customizable design, is a great option for those who are looking for a piece that’s luxe and unique.
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Fleur du Mal
Paisley Mesh Dress
This subtly colorful mesh dress makes for an artfully bold holiday look.
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& Other Stories
Big Bow Velvet Bustier Dress
You’ll look like a present as you stroll up to the party in this bow-adorned velvet mini dress. Rest assured: This sweet design is a foolproof compliment magnet.
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Scandinavian fashion fans are sure to love this whimsical balloon-skirt style. It makes for an impactful one-and-done look that you can easily wear beyond the holidays, too.
For a figure-hugging dress that’s comfortable and stylish, try this asymmetric neoprene style.
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This feather-trimmed cobalt blue mini dress will make you stand out at any party — no sparkles needed.
See On Net-A-Porter
This balloon-sleeve midi dress may seem a bit simple at first glance — before you turn around to reveal the dramatic open back with a bow tie, that is.
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Athena Dress
Rather than the more obvious choice of red, green, or silver, try something in an equally festive jewel tone. Bonus points if it’s satin.
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